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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Where did the Holidays go???

Here are some fun pictures Ryan and I did. We always take pictures once a year, and I have wanted to do pictures like this since Ryan got his bike. These were so much fun!

I really cannot fathom that the Holidays are gone! Ryan was busy finishing up his Fall Semester at the U, and we were in the process of finding a new home, we completely lost track of the holiday season. It makes me a little sad to think we didn't get to celebrate like we usually do, but we found a home and we are so excited to be living in something that we can call "Our Home!"

Thanksgiving was here and then it was gone. My family got together at my parent's house for Thanksgiving dinner. My mom had to work Thanksgiving morning, so it was up to my dad, Ryan and I to make the dinner. It was a blast!

It was nice having everyone there, including the newest addition to the family, my brother's wife Rachel who I love and adore. She is amazing in every way, and I could not have asked for a better sister-in-law. I love spending quality time with my family. We always have a a great time together!

As for Black Friday...well I love to go shopping on Black Friday. I have been going since I was 16-years-old. I love the rush, watching all the crazy people and trying to get the best deals. This year I did not buy one thing on Black Friday... not one. It was rather depressing, but there was no need to buy much because Ryan and I were in the process of buying a house, so we already agreed not to buy stuff for one another, and the nieces and nephews were already taken care of. Although, Ryan and I did wake up at 3:30am to try our luck at getting to brand new front loader washer and dryers at Sears for $550 for the pair, but we were in the wrong line and we didn't get them...RATS! So we were upset, Ryan went home and I went to see what the line was like at Best Buy. I drove by as saw the line wrapping around the store nearly a half mile. I turned around, went back home to my hubby and my warm bed.

December was a blur for us. After nearly 2 months of looking at who knows how many homes we finally found one that suited our needs. I really don't remember much about December because it was... finals for Ryan, preparations before buying a house, telling our landlords we were moving, my niece's dance recitals, a little Christmas shopping for the families, Christmas cards, packing, closing on our home, re-painting, re-doing the floors and the list goes on. Now you know why I ask...Where did the Holidays go? I can't wait for the Holidays to come back again because we will be relaxed and enjoying them from our new home!

Another exciting thing to add...this is Ryan's last semester in Pharmacy School!!!! YAY!!! Then Ryan has one year of rotations, and he is done! He will be a Doctor of Pharmacy come May 2011. I am so proud of him!

I will have pictures of our new home soon. I am waiting to get our before pictures so I can show before and after shots. It is amazing how different our home looks.